Law and Justice Youth Heritage Project
The World We Want: Law and Justice Youth Heritage Project
Heritage Community Foundation (Project Manager)
Alberta Law Foundation (Funder)
The Heritage Community Foundation's Law and Justice Youth Heritage Project will involve youth in learning about the legal and justice traditions of their community.
By enabling youth and their teachers to actively discover and present stories related to law and justice in their community, they develop knowledge and understanding of the active practice of law and justice as a daily reality. Because their learning will be set in the local community and region, it enables them to connect community story to personal story. As youth see the longer-term experience and memory of their community, they are more likely to take up the mantle of responsible and active citizenship in their community.
The primary goals of the Law and Justice Youth Heritage Project are to engage youth in learning about the range of legal and justice issues in their community and to connect that understanding with the practice of the law and the people in Alberta and the Territory that preceded it.
Participating youth and teachers will have the opportunity to use digital technology to carry out their study and present their learning to the larger community. Students engaged in the project will develop their research, prose and presentation skills. Students will use the resources found in cultural, information and heritage institutions to complete their projects. The Heritage Community Foundation actively encourages cross-generational collaboration so that students meet with mentors, elders, professionals and resource people to help them explore law and justice themes.
The project will have three phases initially as follows, extending to include the entire Province of Alberta:
Phase 1, 2001-2002: Edmonton and Calgary
Phase 2, 2002-03: Northern Alberta
Phase 3, 2003-04: Central and Southern Alberta.
The first phase of the project will begin in September 2001.